Master Wu’s 12 Chinese Animals Book Wins Second Book of the Year Award!

Congratulations, Master Wu!!!

We are so pleased to announce that Master Wu’s book, The 12 Chinese Animals- Create Harmony in Your Daily Life Through Ancient Chinese Wisdom, has received the Silver medal in the Mind-Body-Spirit category of ForeWord’s 2010 Book of the Year Award.

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A Word About the Book of the Year Awards

ForeWord Reviews‘ Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. ForeWord is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to books from independent houses.

This unique awards process brings readers, librarians, and booksellers together to select their top categories as well as choose the winning titles. Their decisions are based on editorial excellence, professional production, originality of the narrative, author credentials relative to the book, and the value the book adds to its genre.

Only those books which expand a reader’s world, introduce a voice society needs to hear, offer practical knowledge where none existed before, or simply entertain so compellingly that all distractions fall away, are submitted for the Book of the Year Award.

Judging Criteria
Keeping in mind the standard used by booksellers and librarians for purchases/acquisitions, judges take note of the following:
  • Editorial excellence
  • Intent of book met by author
  • Originality of subject matter
  • Accuracy
  • Author credentials
  • Professional packaging

Finalists are determined by a jury of judges consisting of editors and reviewers of ForeWord Reviews, booksellers, librarians, and other industry professionals.